DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 20 BANDS

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event has announced another plethora of bands, from legends and new talent alike, including Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Code Orange and many more. Download Festival takes place on 9 – 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire New to 2017, The Avalanche Stage shines a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. Headlined by the previously announced Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the Avalanche Stage will be hosted by new music champions, Kerrang’s Fresh Blood. Alex Baker, presenter of Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio said: “Right now, there is an undeniable, electric excitement about new music […]

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FATMAN SCOOP added to COMMON PEOPLE line-up

Fatman Scoop is the latest addition Southampton’s Common People bill The legendary hype-man, Fatman Scoop, has been added to the bulging Common People bill.  Famed for his UK number 1 hit ‘Be Faithful’ and collaborations with Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Skrillex, the multi-Grammy winner will be taking on the Uncontained Stage on Sunday with his catalogue of hip-hop classics. Rob da Bank says “We got the show off to a flying start with two massive headliners in Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley and Sean Paul, not to mention a huge line-up of great bands and DJs. Now we are putting the icing on the cake with livewire, force of nature Fatman Scoop and some cracking indie action from the likes of […]

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Another 20 bands come crashing into Download 2017

Source: Download Festival 2017 – Line-Up News Not content with our already stellar line up, we’re adding another 20 names into the mix. From legends to brand new talent, the spiritual home of rock is about to get LOUD. m/ Metal behemoth, Devin Townsend Project will be making their return to Download, featuring the living legend and ex Strapping Young Lad frontman, Devin Townsend himself. Joining them are one of the hottest names in hardcore, Code Orange, who’ll bring a crushing set. Twenty years on from the release of the ground-breaking album, ‘Roots’, Max & Iggor Cavalera reunite to perform a seminal record in its entirety to the Download crowd. Ready for more metal? Groove masters SikTh will bring the […]

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Boomtown 2017 launches this year’s Oldtown line-up

Los Colorados / Sonido Vegetal / Worldly Savages  / This Way To The Egress / UFOslavians  / Crash Nomada / Gypsy Ska Orquesta / Los Kamer / Batov Records Takeover Boomtown Fair 2017 has announced the latest news and line up for their thigh-slapping, swashbuckling district, Oldtown. With a brand new immersive main stage created for gypsy jazz at it’s most hyperactive, this theatrical zone pulls together all the outrageously enjoyable outcasts in a melting pot of intrigue and surprise. Each avenue leads to a new adventure with no hint at the destination until explorers arrive, slap-bang in the middle of a high energy Balkan dance or a travelling circus troupe in the most interactive area on site. Wandering through […]

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Glastonbury Festival 2017 lineup announced

So, after months of speculation, Glastonbury has today dropped their first official poster into our inbox. Putting aside the headliners (everone talks about the headliners), we’re particularly looking forward to sets from The Avalanches, Loyle Carner, and Biffy Clyro. The Avalanches are over in the UK for a short three-date tour (plus Glastonbury) – so this is a 2017 UK festival exclusive as far as we can see. They may only have two albums under their belts over a career spanning two decades, but with albums that good one every ten years is plenty. Loyle Carner is, on the other hand, this year’s festival must-have name. He’s on pretty much every big festival that counts, and deservedly so. His debut […]

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The Jesus & Mary Chain – as relevant as ever

Quite simply, The Jesus & Mary Chain are a band who, if ever the label was deserved, can be described as ‘seminal‘. Their sparse, dark, and enthralling sound heralded a new era in rock’n’roll when they burst into the public gaze way back in 1983. Now, 34 (gulp) years later, and out on the road again with new material – the first fresh studio album since 1998 (also available on cassette) – the Reid brothers have rekindled an old flame in the hearts of early fans. However, they’ve managed to remain relevant in the contemporary scene, and their appeal reaches out to the ears of new disciples as strongly as it ever did in their early days. Damage and Joy […]

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